perstringe

transitive verb per·stringe \pə(r)ˈstrinj\

Definition of perstringe

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 :  to find fault with :  censure, criticize

  2. 2 obsolete :  to dull the vision of

  3. 3 archaic :  to touch upon lightly or in passing

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Origin and Etymology of perstringe

Latin perstringere to bind up, graze, touch upon, censure, from per-, intensive prefix + stringere to draw tight, bind, touch upon — more at per-, strain


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